(a) An insurer must provide loss control information as a prerequisite to writing commercial automobile liability insurance in this state.
(b) The insurer shall provide to the insurer's policyholders loss control information reasonably commensurate with the risks, exposures, and experience of the insured's business. To provide loss control information or services, the insurer may:
(1) employ qualified personnel;
(2) retain qualified independent contractors;
(3) contract with the policyholder to provide qualified loss control personnel and services; or
(4) use a combination of methods described by this subsection.
(c) If there is evidence that an insurer is not providing reasonable loss control information or is not using that information in a reasonable manner to reduce losses, the commissioner shall order a hearing to determine whether the insurer is in compliance with this section. If the commissioner determines that the insurer is not in compliance, the commissioner may impose any sanction authorized by Chapter 82.
(d) An insurer or an agent or employee of the insurer is not liable, and a cause of action does not arise against the insurer, agent, or employee, for any accident based on the allegation that the accident was caused or could have been prevented by a program, information, inspection, or other activity or service undertaken by the insurer for the prevention of accidents in connection with operations of the insured. The immunity provided by this subsection does not affect the liability of an insurer for compensation or as otherwise provided in an insurance policy.
(e) Loss control information an insurer provides to an insured under this section is not subject to discovery and is not admissible as evidence in any civil proceeding.
(f) The commissioner, after holding a public hearing on the proposed rules, may adopt reasonable rules for the enforcement of this section.
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